In a new interview with us weeklyMarie Osmond has opened up about motherhood and defended her choice not to leave an inheritance to her eight children.
Why enable your child not to try to be something? “I don’t know anyone who becomes a thing if they’re just handed money,” said the business vet, 63.
The ageless beauty — who recently revealed he’d like Selena Gomez to star in a biopic — continued, “For me, the greatest gift you can give your child is a passion for finding out who they are on the inside and doing.”
Speaking out: In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opens up about motherhood and defends her choice not to leave her eight children an inheritance
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant has spoken emphatically about her lust for life, adding, “I mean, I’ve done a lot of things from puppet design to… [and much more]. I like to try. I want to try everything. I am terminated.
Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Stephen Craig, 71 and has seven other children from her previous marriage to Brian Blossel.
Jessica, 35, Rachel, 33, Brandon, 26, Brianna, 24, Matthew, 23, and Abigail, 18.
Michael, the eldest child of Mary and Brian, suffered from depression and committed suicide at the age of 17 in 2010.
Philosophy: “Why enable your child not to try to be something?” ‘I don’t know anyone who becomes a thing if they’re just handed money,’ said the business vet, 63; Pictured with sons Stephen and Michael (foreground) and Brandon in 1999
Mary admitted to the publication that one of the things she teaches her children is to finish what they start.
She proudly states, “This is one of my rules with my kids. If you start, and then finish it, you will never have to do it again, but you should finish.
‘And I just think about it all [an inheritance] Is laziness and entitlement born. I have worked hard and am going to spend it all and have fun with my husband.
Mary first made her plan in February 2020 to not leave the children behind with money.
Proud mom: Last November, she showered her daughter Brianna with affection as she wished her a happy birthday on Instagram
She was filming an episode of The Talk when she said, “I think you’re doing your kids a huge disservice just to hand them a fortune because you’re taking away the most important gift you can give your kids, which is the ability to work.” “.
The actress explained, “You see it a lot in rich families where the kids, they don’t know what to do and so they get into trouble.
Let them be proud of what they make. I’m going to give it to my charity.
Osmond sometimes uses her social media platform to honor her children on their birthdays and other special occasions.
This past November, she showered her daughter Brianna with affection as she wished her a happy birthday.
‘Where does the time go?’ Happy birthday to my precious daughter Brianna, the caption began. And now you have two beautiful little girls. You are my precious and wonderful mom!!!
“I couldn’t love you more my angel!!!” It streamed to her 359,000 followers.
Achievement: In June, the TV presenter credited her son Stephen with a master’s degree
In June, the TV presenter admitted to her son Stephen that he had a master’s degree.
She shared a photo with him and his wife from the graduation ceremony, and said, “Our amazing son Stephen graduated from UCLA with an MBA!” We are so proud of him!!!! It’s quite an achievement to be a finisher!!!! ‘
“After that, Steve and I talked to him about the huge challenge it was going to be going to school and working full time while also being a husband and father of four,” she explained.
She then added, “He told me how much easier it was to finish college straight away, but I’m pretty sure he’ll find an easier way to do the next hard thing in his life.”
“I don’t think any experience is ever lost if we learn from it.”
MOM’S LOVE: Mary shared throwback snaps with her daughter, Rachel, as she wished her a happy 33rd birthday in August
Lovebirds: Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Steve Craig, whom she married in the ’80s and then again in 2011